The BEST Episodes of Duck Dodgers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 25, 2020
Network: Cartoon Network
The animated Duck Dodgers television series ran for three seasons beginning in 2003 and was inspired by the 1953 Merrie Melodies cartoon "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century"--essentially a spoof of science fiction book series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Flash Gordon. The series stars Daffy Duck as Duck Dodgers, a hapless duck frozen for three centuries, thawed in the 24 1/2th century, and then assigned by Chief Scientist Dr. Ignatius Q "I.Q." Hi to defend Earth from the Martians, who are ruled by the Martian Queen and protected by Martian commander X-2 (played by Marvin Martian). Duck Dodgers is an egotistical featherbrain who's easily distractible, so it often falls to his sidekick Cadet, played by Porky Pig, to hold things together and guide the team toward successfully completing its missions. In the 13 episodes included in this first season, each of which generally comprises two stories, Duck Dodgers repeatedly battles his archenemy X-2, but his attraction to the Martian Queen often complicates his missions, as does his sporadic realization that he and X-2 really have quite a lot in common. Among Duck Dodgers's other foes are a pollen-belching plant that causes accelerated aging (unless you're of Martian heritage, in which case it causes age regression), a fat-sucking vampire, a look-alike prisoner, a hoard of Martian gophers, pirate Long John Silver the 23rd, Nasty Canasta, and even Ed McMahon. Other notable episodes include "The Green Loontern," in which a mix-up at the local dry cleaners lands Duck Dodgers in the middle of a Green Lantern battle; "Where's Baby Smarty Pants?," when Duck Dodgers is tasked with transporting a wise-beyond-his-years baby and ends up discovering a hidden talent for impersonations; and "Hooray for Hollywood Planet," where there's much poking of fun at the process and artistic liberties involved in turning a "true story" into a successful Hollywood film. The Duck Dodgers series is a great blend of zany cartoon fun and space
#2 - Samurai Quack
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 4, 2005
After eating a poisonous puffer fish, Dodgers hallucinates in a "Samurai Jack" episode!
#3 - Talent Show-a-Go-Go
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 14, 2004
To win an intergalactic talent contest, Dodgers borrows the greatest singing voice of all time: the velvet pipes of Mr. Tom Jones!
#5 - M.M.O.R.P.D.
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 21, 2005
Dodgers and the Cadet team up with some characters in an online game to defeat an evil witch and rescue a beautiful princess. However, things aren’t as they seem in virtual reality…
#6 - Deconstructing Dodgers
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 14, 2005
Whilst stranded at an Intergalactic Space Airport, I.Q. Hi, and the Queen of Mars reminisce of whether Dodgers isn't as dumb as he seems.
#7 - Clean Bill of Health
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 15, 2005
I.Q. builds a detoxification machine and uses it on Dodgers as a test subject. The machine rids Dodgers of anything impure and turns him into the perfect duck. Nobody likes this change as Dodgers becomes too helpful in everything, so I.Q., Cadet, X-2, and the Queen devise a plan to turn him back before the change becomes permanent.
#9 - Just the Two of Us
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 18, 2005
Cadet and the Centurions go on separate vacations away from their bosses. Meanwhile, Dodgers and X-2 accidentally crash their ships on the deserted
#10 - Bonafide Heroes
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 11, 2005
Dodgers is the subject of a reality television show called “Bonafide Heroes”, which is documenting his life as a captain. Dodgers decides to fake the capture of the criminal Camoman for the cameras. Meanwhile, the camera crew interviews various enemies and friends about Dodgers in between.
#11 - I See Duck People
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 7, 2005
Whilst on their way to a golfing holiday, Dodgers, Cadet, and I.Q. Hi are officially spooked when they believe that their ship is haunted after it mysteriously breaks down ...
#12 - The Six Wazillion Dollar Duck
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 23, 2005
After Dodgers ends up in a critical accident, I.Q. Hi equips Dodgers with cybornetic parts, making him a super powerful cyborg. Meanwhile, the Martian Queen and X-2 kidnap other cyborg people from Earth to steal their technology, using the dubious help of Dr. Maniac.
#13 - Ridealong Calamity
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 4, 2005
Dodgers and the Cadet grow tired of I.Q. Hi tagging along on missions. They ask the Martians to fake an attack, so I.Q. can save the day and leave. Unfortunately, the Martians plan to attack for real.
#16 - Till Doom Do Us Part
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 11, 2005
Roboto (of ""The Fowl Friend"") returns with a thirst for revenge as he assembles all of Dodgers' previous villains together to form the Legion of Duck Doom. Their goal is to do whatever they can to destroy Duck Dodgers once and for all.
#18 - The Queen is Wild
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 8, 2003
After being humiliated by Dodgers for rejecting her offer of King of Mars, the Queen kidnaps the Cadet to lure DD in her clutches. The Queen tries numerous ways to kill Dodgers, but during the final chase scene, she can't do it when she gets a chance. Which proves that she still has feelings for him.
#19 - Diva Delivery
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 28, 2005
Dodgers has to take a spoiled and annoying diva celebrity singer to a party, and things get worse when the Klunkians start chasing them ...
#20 - Villainstruck
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 18, 2005
Dodgers and the Cadet go up against a hypnotist named the Magnificent Rogue, who is intent on flooding the Earth. Problems arise, however, when Rogue manages to hypnotize everyone into thinking he's the greatest, which includes Dodgers and the Cadet!
#21 - The Fins of War
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 30, 2005
While on a diplomatic mission to an aquatic planet, Dodgers instigates war between the dolphin and shark people. Dodgers and Cadet are drafted to fight on opposing sides, but must find a way to bring about peace.
#24 - The Green Loontern
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 18, 2003
Dodgers and the Cadet travel to Earth to pick up their dry cleaning. Dodgers gets the wrong clothes and is mistaken as a Green Lantern. He finds out that an entire league of Green Lanterns have been kidnapped by the evil Sinestro and his robot army. Later, Dodgers is recruited as an official Green Lantern, and he is sent to Sinestro's base to free the superheroes.